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The Comma Song

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If you feel like learning about commas, then watch this video.

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The Oxford Comma

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Grammar’s great divide: the Oxford comma. Watch the video to hear arguments for and against the little guy.

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Commas Song

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Put your hands together for Grammar Rock! After you’re done jamming to their hit tune, Commas Song, you’ll be able to tell everyone what commas do.

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Humpty Dumpty

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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Find out what happens next in this musical, animated retelling of the classic nursery rhyme by the Mother Goose Club.

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How to Rhyme with Kenn Nesbitt

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This short video is a lesson for students in grades K-2 on how to write rhyming poems. Learn what a rhyme is, what it is not, and how to put rhyming words in your poetry. Follow Kenn’s handy tips, and you be writing poetry in no time.

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Dr Seuss’ The Zax

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What happens when a north-going Zax and a south-going Zax cross paths? Watch this short video to find out.

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The Story Behind The Lorax

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Donald E. Pease, a professor at Dartmouth, tells us the interesting story behind Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – not only the inspiration behind the book, but the impact it had on environmentalism in the United States.

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Cornell Notes

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This helpful video gives a brief overview of the Cornell note taking system. It covers the five R’s (record, reduce, recite, reflect and review) and gives a quick example at the end. Get the most out of your notes!

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Visual Note-Taking

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Notes can be more than words. Images like graphs, charts and illustrations can help you organize information and make a connection between what is said and what it looks like. This helps you to better understand and remember what you are learning.

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Take Great Notes

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Note taking is a great way to get more out of your time in class. Follow three easy steps to help you understand and learn ideas in the classroom. Using colors, writing main points and a quick review of your notes after class will help you tremendously!

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